Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jun 25, 2012 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How'd they do that? (More Lovely '76)

The jam after CF is in G major modulating to G minor. The first chords of Let it Grow are in A minor. I only listened once but I didn't make out where the transition is made but it does sound like they are on their way to A minor before Bob starts strumming the recognizable chords.

That very pretty turn around from Phil (big bass chords) and the signal from the drummers is definitely essential to this transition.

It feels like they end the CF jam with purpose... who knows if they knew where they were headed...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 25, 2012 9:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How'd they do that? (More Lovely '76)

I wish I could hear all the chord changes and all that musician-y stuff! I can strum a basic guitar and played piano as a kid, but that's it. So I know I miss a lot that musicians can hear. Always nice to get actual details, in the hopes that someday I'll learn to hear it..

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jun 25, 2012 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How'd they do that? (More Lovely '76)

You catch that beautiful Phil-prominent section right before the LIG? Really impressed me earlier.

Hearing the chord changes takes some training for sure. I spent a few years listening to GD tunes while looking at chord charts and with guitar in hand. Really helped my playing and listening.

Do you play any Dead tunes on guitar?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 25, 2012 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How'd they do that? (More Lovely '76)

Oh, I haven't played in years. Used to play along with friends (mainly bluegrass musicians), and we'd do things like Mama Tried, but my highest achievement was fingerpicking Freight Train and Diamonds and Rust. I'd like to get back into messing around, though. My kid's going to take guitar lessons so maybe that will inspire me :-)